Voda tip

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Courtesy of Qatar’s Paperboy

ILQ News Tip! Anyone can get a VF number now!

Did you know that ANYONE can grab a Vodafone sim-card now?

[thepeninsulaqatar.com]

“Vodafone Qatar’s first shareholders can now reserve their numbers in person and pay in cash at the Diplomatic Club between 10am and 10pm until June 27.”

It’s not official, but if you have a Qatari ID you can reserve a number. I’ve heard that quite a few people have done this already and you don’t need to be a shareholder!

Grab your sim card before anyone else!

Freedom of Expression

    Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which the Qatari Government is a signatory of states: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any medias and regardless of any frontiers.

    The Emiri Decision Number 86 of the year 2007 on the establishment of the Doha Free Information Centre marked yet another step towards establishing a State of rights and freedom of speech. The decision stipulated that the Centre be a non-profit organization, headquartered in Doha City, and have the authority to establish other affiliated centres inside and outside Qatar. It is worth mentioning that His Highness the Emir issued a decision in 1998 annulling the ministry of information, giving birth to a new era of freedom of speech where censorship was removed from local media.